Artem Bondarenko (7) Artem Bondarenko (75)
Ukrainian Premier League
2 - 0
Sunday, April 16, 2023 2:00 PM
April 16, Lviv, Arena Lviv, 14:00
Live stream – Setanta Sports OTT platform
The teams already met this week in the postponed game of the first round – on Wednesday Shakhtar won a comeback victory over Lviv team (2-1) and strengthened their leadership in the UPL standings. Currently, the Miners have 49 points (goal difference: 50–15), and as of Saturday, they are 4 points ahead of their closest opponents. Danylo Sikan (8 goals) remains the top goalscorer of Shakhtar in this championship.
Igor Jovicevic’s lads held 2 training sessions in Lviv between the games. During the Friday session, Oleksandr Zubkov, Marian Shved and Neven Djurasek worked according to a separate program. Taras Stepanenko skips the match due to the excess of cards.
Lviv remain in the last place in the Ukrainian League, having gained 13 points in 20 matches. The team have a streak of 5 games without a win and are already 6 points away from the safety zone. However, in the last month, the Citizens had an extremely difficult schedule – matches against all the leaders: Zorya, Dynamo, Dnipro-1 and Shakhtar.
There were no reports of injured or suspended players of Lviv team, so on Sunday, Anatolii Bezsmertnyi will be able to count on all the performers who played against the Miners 5 days ago.
Shakhtar and Lviv played 13 matches in the Ukrainian League: in 10 matches the Orange-and-Blacks were the winners, 1 match ended in a draw, and Lviv team won 2 times. Total goal difference: 36–9 in favour of the Miners.
On April 12, 2023, the opponents played a postponed match of the 6th round of the UPL at Arena Lviv. The first half passed with Shakhtar having a significant advantage, but they failed to convert their chances. At the beginning of the second half, Lviv took the lead thanks to an own goal by Gocholeishvili. Almost immediately, Heorhii Sudakov restored the balance, and the rest of the match was spent in attacks by the Miners, who created many goal-scoring opportunities. The deciding goal was scored in the 90th + 4th minute, when the combination by Sudakov and Sikan was successfully completed by Kevin Kelsy. 2-1 – victory of the Orange-and-Blacks.
Shakhtar vs Lviv match will be officiated by the judging panel headed by Oleksii Derevinskyi. Assistants – Vitalii Sukhin and Oleksandr Pavlinov.
Shakhtar Vs. Lviv history
Ukrainian Premier League
Referee: Mykola Balakin